Help!! Maxtor One Touch III hard drive does not store files

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brinceltari, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. brinceltari macrumors newbie

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    Hi :)

    I just got a new macbook pro and accidentally hit the "no" button when asked if i want to set my Maxtor one touch III as the backup storage... I tried installing "One Touch Manager" but I got a message "can't open the application Maxtor One Touch Manager because PowerPC applications are no longer supported" ….. any ideas as to how I can set the Maxtor hard drive as backup? I would really appreciate a response and hopefully a working answer…. I can't afford to buy a new external hard drive :(
    Thank you in advance!

    Brin
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Go to System Preferences > Time Machine and select the HDD you want to use for backing up via Time Machine, but know, that the HDD needs to be formatted correctly with Mac OS Extended as file system (format).
     
  3. brinceltari, Dec 3, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011

    brinceltari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi simsaladimbamba :) Thank you for the response....won't this erase what is already on the drive?? I can't lose the files already saved on it? ...... If I have to erase the files of the disk to be formatted, will I have a problem using the hard drive on a windows platform computer?
     

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